It’s pretty simple: I received a piece of mail from the county Board of Elections notifying me of a change in polling place. I captured it with my camera via the Evernote app and tossed the document. Here’s why this ultra simple act is something I have to share: this is exactly the type of document that stumps my clients. It doesn’t really warrant its own file.
Should we place it amongst other official documents in a file, chances are 100% that you’ll never access it again.
It needn’t live on a bulletin board, because who wants to look at this all year?
So, where do we put it?
Evernote is the only viable option. In reality, life dictates when we turn to our documents. We rarely turn to our documents to manage our life. Events and thoughts tell us when it’s time to locate something we (hopefully) saved. When if comes time to vote, all I have to do is search “voter” to locate this document. Again, Evernote is pure magic in countless ways, but I’m most pleased with it when its existence allows me to eliminate paper. Try it. In the comments, please share which documents you will eliminate with Evernote!